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Wilkes County Schools Tracee McManus & Nikki Patrick
Bloom’s Taxonomy Investigate the Revised Taxonomy New terms New emphasis Explore each of the six levels Use the taxonomy to plan a unit and develop an assessment for the learning targets Overview
Taxonomy of Cognitive Objectives 1950s- developed by Benjamin Bloom Means of expressing qualitatively different kinds of thinking Adapted for classroom use as a planning tool Continues to be one of the most universally applied models Provides a way to organize thinking skills into six levels, from the most basic to the higher order levels of thinking Taxonomy recently revised As a result, a number of changes were made Bloom’s Taxonomy
Original Terms New Terms Evaluation Synthesis Analysis Application Comprehension Knowledge Creating Evaluating Analyzing Applying Understanding Remembering (Based on Pohl, 2000, Learning to Think, Thinking to Learn, p. 8)
Change in Emphasis More authentic tool for curriculum planning, instructional delivery and assessment. Aimed at a broader audience. Easily applied to all levels of schooling. The revision emphasises explanation and description of subcategories. (http://rite.ed.qut.edu.au/oz-teachernet/training/bloom.html (accessed July 2003; Pohl, 2000, p. 10).http://rite.ed.qut.edu.au/oz-teachernet/training/bloom.html
Remembering The learner is able to recall, restate and remember learned information Can you recall information?
Assessment for Understanding Includes Activities Include to: Restate Identify Discuss Retell Translate Paraphrase Describe Give main idea Products Include: Recitation Summary Collection Explanation Example Outline Show and Tell
Applying The learner makes use of information in a context different from the one in which it was learned Can you use the information in another familiar situation?
Assessment for Creating Includes Creating Includes to: Compose Assemble Invent Compile Develop Formulate Concoct Products Include: Film Story Project Song Advertisement Painting Media Product
Now it’s your turn… Use the Bloom’s Matrix and these notes to plan two activities or test questions for each level of the taxonomy. Work with your partner. We will copy these for our Thinking Skills Folder so everyone can share our BRILLIANT ideas. HAVE FUN!
“A good teacher makes you think even when you don’t want to.” (Fisher, 1998, Teaching Thinking)